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Home Gardening with Barbara

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Home Gardening with Barbara – City Compost

A lot of us were pretty excited last year when the City of Calgary delivered the green bins for compost collection. This stuff now bypasses the landfill, and furthermore, makes …

Home Gardening with Barbara


Raise a Dream

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25+ Strategies to Sell More Books

It always saddens me when I hear the statistics on book sales for authors. Publishers Weekly recently stated that the average author will sell 3,000 books in a lifetime, and …

What TV and the Movies Get Wrong

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What TV and the Movies Get Wrong: Paramedics

I was a paramedic for most of my forty years in emergency services. When I watch medical dramas or other shows with paramedics in the scene I pay particular attention. …

Fox 911 Worst Example of Emergency Services!

Book Reviews – Forward Views

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Fair Trade Series Part 2: Its Governance and Practice

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome …

Making Fair Peace with Canadian Hornets